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Promoting a Comprehensive Response to the Opioid Epidemic

By Addiction Policy Forum

On February 28, 2017, the Addiction Policy Forum hosted the CARA Implementation Conference, Promoting a Comprehensive Response to the Opioid Epidemic: Funding, Effective Design and Implementation, Research and Evaluation, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington DC. This conference was designed for state agencies, units of local government, nonprofits, and federally-recognized Native American and Alaskan tribal governments applying for the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-Based Grant Program funded through the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA).

At the conference, attendees examined the use of research and evaluation in the development and implementation of comprehensive strategies designed to address opioid abuse in the United States. The one-day training and technical assistance meeting brought together researchers, practitioners, government officials and other stakeholders interested in funding opportunities from the Bureau of Justice Assistance at the U.S. Department of Justice for the development of programs to aid those affected by opioid use disorder.

Conference Materials


  • Addiction Policy Forum

  • The Council of State Governments Justice Center

  • Laura and John Arnold Foundation

  • Major County Sheriffs’ Association

  • National Criminal Justice Association

  • National District Attorneys Association

  • National Center for State Courts

  • National Association of Counties

  • Pretrial Justice Institute

  • Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities

  • National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors

  • National Association of Drug Court Professionals

  • National Governors Association

  • Center for Court Innovation

Addiction Policy Forum is a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating addiction as a major health problem. Our national headquarters is located in Washington, DC with resources and services in every state.


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